What it Trauma Sensitive Yoga?
It’s an opportunity to be present in your body, in your breath, in the moment. If you’ve practiced traditional yoga before, a Trauma Center TSY class will sound different, as you’ll be offered an invitation to explore the shapes and forms being offered, rather than instructed; you decide what’s available and useful for you, perhaps noticing muscle sensations with what you choose to investigate.
TC TSY training includes study of Complex Trauma, Neuroscience of Trauma, Attachment Theory and Power Dynamics; classes are best suited for persons who can get clinical support in order to best process the experience. This style of yoga, developed at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment in the Justice Resource Center in Brookline, MA, was specifically designed for those who’ve experienced complex/chronic trauma.
Deb Hart facilitates Trauma Center TSY classes at the Ingham County Jail; previously for the Ingham County Mental Health Program. She also works in clinical settings with counselors and patients.
Hart’s Monday virtual Gentle Yoga class is from 9-10AM ET; this class is alignment-based, traditional yoga, welcoming to all, whether you’ve never been to a yoga class before or maybe you’re looking for a slower pace. Top priority is your physical and emotional safety. If you’d like to join the Monday morning virtual class, please email email@example.com for details.
Deb is immensely grateful for her teachers Hilaire Lockwood, Sonja Mattson-Barnes, Cathy Hansel-Edgerton, Dave Emerson, Jenn Turner and Anna Kharaz.
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